2017 AAANZ Book Prize and PhD Prize Announcement

The AAANZ would like to congratulate the following award winners:

2017 AAANZ Best Book Prize

Joint winners

Susan Best, Reparative Aesthetics: Witnessing in Contemporary Art Photography, Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2016.

Ian McLean, Rattling Spears. A History of Indigenous Australian Art, Reaktion Books, London, 2016.





2017 AAANZ Best Anthology Prize

The Legacies of Bernard Smith: Essays on Australian Art, History and Cultural Politics, edited by Jaynie Anderson, Christopher Marshall and Andrew Yip, Power Publications, Sydney, 2016.






2017 AAANZ Best Small Exhibition Catalogue Prize

Black White & Restive: Cross-Cultural Initiatives in Australian Contemporary ArtNewcastle Art Gallery, curated by Una Rey, Newcastle, 2016.





2017 AAANZ Best Large Exhibition Catalogue Prize

Ann Shelton: Dark Matter, Auckland Art Gallery, curated by Zara Stanhope, Auckland 2016.





2017 Best Art Writing by an Indigenous Australian Prize

Steaphan Paton, ‘Generalised, homogenised, colonised,’ in Ngujarn and Nakun: Belonging in the Other, Koori Trust, curated by Steaphan Paton, Melbourne, 2016, pp. 4-17.

2017 Best Artist Book Prize 

Joint Prize

Gail Hastings, Missing: Four Sculptuations by Gail Hastings, Pigment Publishing, Sydney, 2014.

Ana Paula Estrada, Memorandum, self-published, 2016.




2017 Best University Art Museum’s Catalogue

Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2016.

Nicholas Mangan: LIMITS TO GROWTH, Monash University Museum of Art in conjunction with Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane) and Kunst-Werke Institute for contemporary Art and the Sternberg Press (Berlin), Melbourne, 2016.



2017 Best Writing in the ANZJA Prize

Una Rey, ‘Women’s Business: Cross-cultural collaborations in remote Indigenous Art Centres’ ANZJA, 16.1 (2016), pp. 39-54.





2017 Best PhD Prize

Awarded to Jennifer Blunden, The language with displayed art(efacts), University of Technology Sydney, 2016


The full citations and judges reports will be put on the AAANZ website on Monday the 18th of December.

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